Sam Salter

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Sam Salter
Born (1978-02-16) February 16, 1978 (age 36)[1]
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
Genres R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Singing
Years active 1997–present
Labels LaFace
Elemental Entertainment INC
Associated acts Talking Book, Babyface, Frankie J

Sam Salter (born February 16, 1978)[1] is an African-American R&B artist. He grew up singing gospel music at Faithful Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. Growing up, Salter won several local talent shows, with a vocal style that was influenced by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.


LaFace Records[edit]

In 1997, Salter had his chance in music when his demo tape found its way into the hands of L.A. Reid of LaFace Records. He quickly signed Salter, and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds began to work on his debut album, It's On Tonight. The album didn't become a huge hit, yet it yielded two hit R&B singles, the Top 20 single "After 12, Before 6" and the Top 40 ballad "There You Are."

In 2000, Little Black Book, Salter's second album for LaFace Records was expected to be released, yet label shuffling and problems led to the album's shelving. It yielded one single, "Once My Shit (Always My Shit)." An album track from the LP, "Color Of Love," was later given to Boyz II Men for their first Arista release, Full Circle and it became the lead single. Additionally, a track originally recorded for the album titled "Homewrecker" was later given to Sisqó, and included his Return of Dragon album .


In 2005, Salter appeared on a CD single called "On A September Morn" as a part of a group called Talking Book. Later that year, he began work on his third album titled Strictly For Da Bedroom which was set for a 2008 release.[2] Additionally, he worked with Frankie J on a couple of songs for the album Time (which later became Courage.[3]

In 2010, he released the singles "Straight 2 Heaven" independently. He later signed with Elemental Entertainment INC, and released two digital singles (10's "Got Me" and 11's "To Be Loved")[4][5]

In 2013, he collaborated with Rayviss on a single titled "Mayday."[6]



Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)


1997 It's On Tonight
  • Released: September 30, 1997
  • Label: LaFace
199 41 15
2000 Little Black Book
  • Released: June 6, 2000 (Cancelled)
  • Label: LaFace
- - -


  • 1997 "After 12, Before 6" - #51 US/Hot 100, #19 US/Hot R&B
  • 1998 "There You Are" - #57 US/Hot 100, #31 US/Hot R&B
  • 1998 "It's On Tonight"
  • 2000 "Once My Shit (Always My Shit)"
  • 2010 "Straight 2 Heaven"
  • 2010 "Got Me"
  • 2011 "To Be Loved"
  • 2013 "Mayday" (with Rayviss)


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